- Incident Name: S Fire, Sparks, Nevada
- State: NV
- Lead Agency: SFD
- Size (acres): 2,554
- Percent Contained: 100
- Estimate of Containment: July 7, 2016
- Personnel: 140
- Structures Destroyed: 0
July 7, 2016 at 5:19 PM
The S Fire is currently 2554 acres with no significant fire activity today. The acreage was gained yesterday as wind was pushing the fire in grass and light brush.
No structures are threatened. Firefighters are re-enforcing handline and mopping up the perimeter to contain the fire threat. Most local resources and aircraft are being released today leaving primarily state and federal resources to continue mopping up the fire. The fire was 100% contained at noon today.
On 7/6/16, three male juveniles were witnessed in the hillside area by the “S” on the east side of Sparks, behind Northern Nevada Medical Offices, just after the first siting of smoke on the hill. They were described as between the ages of 12 years – 15 years old. One was caucasian with blonde hair about 5′ 9″ tall. The other two were darker skinned and about 5′ 5″ to 5′ 8″ tall. They all had backpacks on and were seen betwen 12:30 pm and 1:45 pm in that area. They were last seen being picked up from Pagni Park in an older silver color Mercedes SUV and leaving on Primio Way.
The Sparks Fire Department is very interested in talking to these individuals which may have information regarding the brush fire.
If anyone has information that could help the Sparks Fire Department, please contact Fire Marshal Bob King at 775-353-2261.
July 6, 2016 at 9:14 PM
Per City of Sparks: estimated 2,200 acres and 40% containment. No threat to structures.
July 6, 2016 at 8:32 PM
Unified Command between Sparks Fire and Carson City District BLM as the fire is burning on multiple jurisdictions.
BLM, HTF and NDF Air and Ground resources are assisting on the 800 acre Sparks Fire. Burning in grass and brush.
No structures are threatened. Firefighters are actively engaged in line construction to contain the fire. The fire is expected to generally go to the east tonight which is open country and not a critical threat to public safety as the fire continues in that direction this evening.
SFIDC resources on scene – Air Attack, 4 SEATS, 2 Helicopters,13 Engines, 4 Hand crews, 1 Water Tender. Total personnel – 140
No estimated time of containment.
July 6, 2016 at 5:02 PM
Per City of Sparks: Fire remains uncontained burning east up into the hills and out of City limits, no structures threatened.
July 6, 2016 at 5:00 PM
Via Truckee Meadows FIre: Please use caution on your drive. Don’t be a lookyloo, avoid the affected areas, and please yield to responders! If possible, on the commute home, please try to avoid Vista Blvd Between I-80 and Prater Way during firefighting operations.